to help you develop the skills you need
The Mastercard Foundation Hanga Ahazaza initiative is a $50 million, five-year initiative focused on increasing employment opportunities for young people while expanding the tourism and hospitality sector in Rwanda.
Hanga Ahazaza, meaning “create the future” in Kinyarwanda, is a consortium of partners from the education, development, and private sectors. Working together, they will support small businesses and entrepreneurs in the tourism and hospitality sector through increased access to financial services and training, and by connecting them to young people with the skills needed to be successful employees.
The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is providing educational training to hospitality professionals in Rwanda via eCornell online courses, virtual events, and executive education courses.
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Courses for the first cohort of students began September 5, 2018. We will launch additional cohorts throughout the year.
- Must be fluent in English, both written and verbal
- Must be within the ages of 18-35.
- Must be employed within the hospitality and tourism industry and currently hold a position at the supervisory or managerial level, or be entering a position at this level.
- Must have access to a computer and internet.
Our online courses will focus on various content areas such as hotel operations, service, leadership, financial management, marketing, and revenue management, which will be taught in combination of both online courses and live, virtual synchronous events with Cornell faculty. The course roster has been modified to fit the Rwandan context to ensure that our students are receiving the most relevant hospitality and tourism related instruction.
Learn more about the program design here.